CITY RECORDER/FINANCE DIRECTOR
Shall take the oath of office prescribed by the laws of Tennessee for county officers, and shall enter into bond, payable to Lenoir City in such sum as the City Council may prescribe.Serve as secretary to the Purchasing Committee.
Confers, coordinates, plans and provides support for the City Administrator, department heads, and other employees on various financial and administrative matters.
Plans, organizes and directs operations in the areas of accounting, budgeting and capital budgeting, reporting, purchasing, tax collection, and other financial activities.
Responsible for the reconciliation of bank statements and invoices, bond payments, drafting checks, accounts payable, etc.
Signs all city checks and maintains all checking account files.
Prepares statements and makes a variety of reports for solid waste collection, workers compensation, annual audit, state and federal agencies, etc.
Assists in the management of the city’s investment program.
Responsible for maintaining all types of insurance coverage such as health, property, liability, workers compensation, etc.
Assists in the preparation of the annual budget and capital budget for all funds, and assists department heads with estimates. Makes budgetary recommendations. Prepares the appropriation ordinance and related documents.
Generates accurate reports in a user-friendly format so that department heads can financially manage their departments and activities.
Manages and evaluates subordinates.
including required record-keeping, financial records, reporting, etc.
Other duties that may be appropriately assigned by City Council.
SHALL SERVE AS TREASURER OF THE CITY . . .See Charter
Provides and certifies copies of records, papers, etc.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES
Extensive knowledge of the principles and practices of modern municipal accounting, budgeting and finance, including capital budgeting, cost containment, investment management, cash control, intergovernmental cooperation, and the regulatory/legal environment of municipal organizations.
Good knowledge of the laws, rules, and regulations pertaining to the office of City Recorder and the governing body.
Ability to analyze the financial trends and needs of the organization based on finance data.
Ability to instill a sense of customer service and responsiveness throughout the Finance and Recorder Departments.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the public, subordinates and other employees. Contact with the public is frequent. Contact with the media is occasional.
Must have outstanding
oral and written communication and presentation skills.
Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting, Finance, or closely related field; Masters degree preferred. CPA and/or Certified Government Finance Officer designation is required.
Ability to be bonded.
Must have an ability to become certified as a City Recorder by the State of Tennessee.
Three to five years of progressively responsible managerial positions in accounting and financial management required. Similar experience in the public sector is required.